Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with director D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) and actor Chris Pine (Star Trek) to make The Art of Making Money early next year, says Variety.
Brian Robbins is producing with Sharla Sumpter and Brad Weston. Frank Baldwin wrote the script.
Pine would play Art Williams, the alias for a Chicago man who rose from petty theft to become a master counterfeiter.
Paramount acquired the project based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article by Jason Kersten, who turned his reporting into the book “The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter.